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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: Empty stadium seats don't help

    Posted Aug 02nd 2014, 08:28pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Paterson. "How can the HKFA convince children to come and play football instead of rugby, basketball etc when they can't even give them a chance to watch a great game of football?" He has a point. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union uses the showpiece Hong Kong Sevens to advertise the game superbly. On the Friday of the event, they bus in children from schools they target ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    The Rugby Championship fixtures and results

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 01:58pm

    ... SCMP staff The Rugby Championship 2014 Round One Stage Time Home Score Away Venue Aug 16 FT Australia 12-12 New Zealand Sydney Aug 16 FT South Africa 13-6 Argentina Pretoria Round Two Stage Time Home Score Away Venue Aug 23 15:35 New Zealand v Australia Auckland Aug 24 03:40 Argentina v South Africa Salta Round Three Stage Time Home Score Away Venue Sep 6 15:35 New Zealand ...

  3. Asia's oldest tournament axed for being 'too unwieldy'

    Posted Apr 08th 2007, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Someone up there has a superb sense of timing. The day after Asia's 'Mr Rugby', Shiggy Konno, passed away officials from 23 of the 24 unions in the region ... qualifier,' Gregory added. The expansion of rugby in Asia has resulted in numbers increasing to 24- from Guam to Iran. 'If the current format was continued, a union could have to wait for up ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    We could beat Uruguay in Hong Kong: Dai Rees

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:36am by ALVIN SALLAY

    ... in Montevideo. “It’s a historic day for Hong Kong rugby just to make it so far but of course we are disappointed,” said Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union’s head of technical development ... we can beat teams in the top 20." "That dream has died but we will regroup. We now just have to lick our wounds and start to rebuild towards Rugby World Cup 2019. I think our ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    HKRFU must get the right person as chairman

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 09:35pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Trevor Gregory's position at the head of the rugby union will be hard to fill, but that shouldn't stop anyone from trying Getting the right person for the job Is there life after Trevor Gregory? This question has caused something of a storm in a teacup behind the scenes as the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union gets ready to elect his ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Andy Hall throws hat into ring for permanent coaching role

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 09:07pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... steered Hong Kong to a second-place finish in Asia behind Japan, to claim the repêchage spot for the first time. Jones left to join Japan as their defence coach. Despite the 25-point margin ...

  7. It's Asia's loss, says Payne after Japan bid fails

    Posted Nov 19th 2005, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... countries,' said HKRFU executive director Allan Payne. 'The Japan Rugby Football Union put forward a strong case that hosting the World Cup in Asia would pave the way for globalisation ... John Carney The news of New Zealand winning the bid to host the 2011 World Cup has come as a huge blow to the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU), which had hoped that if Japan's ...

  8. Rugby fans look to the Net after TV blackout on autumn tests

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... illegally in bars and pubs around Asia. 'There will be no more international rugby union shown on Australia Network this year and we don't have any broadcasting rights for rugby union ... John Carney Rugby union fans hoping to watch the international autumn tests over the next few weeks better have a good internet feed, as none of them will be shown on Now-TV or Cable TV. ...

  9. Dark days for rugby fans as TV stations get ready to pull the plug

    Posted May 09th 2010, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... pressured into bringing in an encrypted system that prevents it being picked up illegally in Asia. The end result of all this is that Hong Kong rugby union supporters may no longer be able to watch ... at the development stage. 'If Setanta do get a channel up and running in Asia, fans will have to pay for yet another sports package,' Hong Kong Rugby Football Union spokesman, Robbie McRobbie. ...




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